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BC-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD

May 17, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

FIGHTING RISING SEAS

SUFFOLK, Va. — A sanitation department in coastal Virginia has begun pumping one million gallons of treated wastewater into the ground each day, reducing pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay and likely helping to fight against sea-level rise. By Ben Finley.

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VIRGINIA

HABITIUAL DRUNKARDS

RICHMOND, Va. — For the past six years, Richard Walls has been in jail more often than not. The longest stretch of time he’s spent outside a cell is 30 days. Walls is not a hardened criminal, but he is what Virginia calls a “habitual drunkard,” a designation that allows police to arrest him and jail him for up to a year if he’s caught with alcohol. The law, which dates back to the 1930s, is being challenged by the Legal Aid Justice Center, a nonprofit advocacy group that provides legal services to low-income people. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 780 words, photos.

KIDNAPPING TALE

ABINGDON, Va. — A Virginia man has been charged with lying to federal authorities after they say he made up a story about being kidnapped, drugged and held against his will by members of a motorcycle gang. SENT: 490 words.

OFFICER SHOOTING-NAKED MAN

RICHMOND, Va. — Police identified an officer who fatally shot a naked, unarmed man who they say ran onto a highway after a hit-and-run. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE-DOCTOR LAWSUIT: Doctor barred from seeing protester sues

EAST ASIAN TICK-COW: East Asian tick found on Virginia calf

FERRIS WHEEL-INJURIES: 2 workers injured while installing Ferris wheel

SHELLFISH HARVEST BAN: Sewage spill leads to localized ban on shellfish

DEER DISEASE: Virginia working to prevent deer disease

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARYLAND-GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DEATH

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The running mate of a Maryland gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week will run in his place. By David McFadden and Brian Witte. SENT: 620 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING

DOVER, Del. — Delaware officials are moving quickly to implement full-scale sports betting in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for states to implement wagering schemes. By Randall Chase.

CBS-NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS-LAWSUIT

DOVER, Del. — A judge has refused to grant CBS Corp. a restraining order against its majority shareholder in a power struggle that could decide control of the company. By Randall Chase. SENT: 660 words.

ELECTION SECURITY-NO PAPER TRAIL

ATLANTA — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries voting and cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to double-check the results for signs of manipulation. Georgia, which holds its primary on Tuesday, and four other states — Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina — exclusively use touchscreen machines that provide no paper records. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 890 words, photos.

FREDERICK FLOODING

FREDERICK, Md. — Western Maryland is preparing for more rain, after already experiencing flooding and damage to roads. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner has declared a state of emergency to get ready for more flooding and any additional damage. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

MAILBOX RULE: Court adopts ‘mailbox rule’ for prison inmates

UBER-CODING PROGRAM: Uber initiative to support coding program

DRUG BUST: Police seize drugs, $16K in suspected drug money

LIQUOR BOARD PROBE: Ex-delegate sentenced to prison

DANCE INSTRUCTOR-SEX CHARGE: Final case review set for dance instructor in child sex case

CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

CNS--GARBAGE-SAFETY

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Jimmy Elben is almost 10 times more likely to die at work than most of the commuters who pass his truck every day. Elben doesn’t strap into a jet, or heave nets of fish onto a pitching deck at sea, but his profession is among the top five most dangerous jobs in America. He’s a garbage man. By Aaron Rosa of Capital News Service. UPCOMING: 1,030 words by 1 p.m.

SPORTS

RAC--PREAKNESS-NEW SHOOTERS

BALTIMORE — Several owners and trainers decided to skip the Kentucky Derby in order to bring fresh horses to the Preakness Stakes. If nothing else, that gives them a bit of an advantage over Derby winner Justify, who can expect to be tested by a vastly different field in the middle leg of the Triple Crown. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 870 words, photos.

RAC--HORSE RACING-SPORTS BETTING

Horse racing is looking for stronger footing on the national sports landscape and track owners hope the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to lift the band on sports betting provides a tremendous opportunity. Race tracks in many states will be among the first to allow sports gambling. Track owners believe this is an advantage since many racetracks already offer casino gambling with slot machines and table games — popularly known as racinos. By Gary Graves. SENT: 970 words, photos.

BBA--ORIOLES-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Baltimore Orioles visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by midnight.

BOX--DIAZ-RUSSELL

OXON HILL, Md. — Local favorite Gary Russell Jr. makes his third WBC featherweight defense against mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz at MGM National Harbor, 364 days after Russell’s last fight at the same venue. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6 p.m.

GLF--LPGA TOUR

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Lexi Thompson opens her title defense in the Kingsmill Championship. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7:30 p.m.

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